ERIC Number: ED122156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Experiment in Materials Processing Engineering Education: The Industrial Internship Program. Summary Report on Task "A".
Weinmann, K. J.; And Others
The final report on a program to encourage industry-university interaction in the materials processing industries presents the findings of various proposed activities, establishes some conclusions, and provides suggestions and recommendations for extending the task to the actual design and conduct of the project. The background in which the program was established is discussed in relationship to the problems in productivity and the need for industry-university interaction to provide new technology in the industry. Based on visits to Germany and Japan, it was found that high industrial productivity was the results of industry-university interaction and government support for research. Some characteristics of graduate and undergraduate engineering programs in the United States are discussed and compared with those of Germany and Japan. The status of industry-university interaction is described and brief reports of several symposia conducted for this purpose are presented. A test case of an industrial internship program is briefly described. Conclusions from the study emphasize the importance of industry-university interaction towards increasing productivity and the need for U.S. Government incentives in industry. Eight recommendations are outlined. A list of references is included and materials related to the test case are appended. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Engineering Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Manufacturing Industry, Postsecondary Education, Productivity, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, Undergraduate Study, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton.
Note: For Interin Report, see CE 007 099; Prepared by the Department of Michanical Engineering and Engineering Incentives